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Opioids in the Workplace

Opioids in the Workplace

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (MDT)

Event Details

Registration is Now Open!

Please note that registration is being handled by our speaker, Holmes Murphy. Be sure to read note on how to earn CIUs below.

Waging a Counterattack on Opioids
in the Workplace and at Home

May 11 | 9:00 - 10:15 AM MDT | Free

The opioid crisis is waging a war across the U.S. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 75% of workplaces are affected by this crisis. The number of Americans dying of overdoses grew dramatically during the pandemic. More than 105,000 Americans died of overdoses between October 2020 and October 2021, with 70% being the result of opioids.

According to the Health Institute, Colorado experienced a 38% increase in drug overdoses in 2020 vs. 2019. Construction workers and extended families are disproportionately at risk for soft tissue injuries at work and home (athletics/sports) and from orthopedic, dental, and general medical surgical procedures. Join us to learn how to protect your workforce and your family from opioids through practical and proven first-exposure prevention strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the mental and physical effects of chronic pain, learning alternatives to opioids, and opioid-sparing protocols.
  2. Assess the human and financial consequences of opioids inthe workplace, including absenteeism, presenteeism, Workers’ Compensation, and Employee Medical Health Benefit claims.
  3. Learn how Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols optimize surgical outcomes in work- and/or home-related cases.
  4. Discuss recommendations, resources, and tools available to help companies and families address the risk of opioids, including eight practical first-exposure prevention strategies.

Colorado Attorney General Mr. Philip Weiser will join the discussion and will make closing comments on the webinar to discuss State of Colorado’s opioid response and opioid litigation settlement funds earmarked toward prevention.

Register to attend, by clicking on the "Register Here" link above. 

(CRA Member CIU’s = 1 per person )

FOR CIU CREDIT - Since we are not handling registration, please forward a copy of your registration from the Opioids webinar to CRA and we'll confirm with Homes Murphy on their participation report and then apply CIU credit for your company. 

For More Information:

Debbie Hathorne
Debbie Hathorne
Executive Director Colorado Roofing Association
Joint Webinar For Colorado's Construction Industry


Cal Beyer | VP, Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing | Holmes Murphy

Brand Newland | CEO & Co-Founder | Goldfinch Health

Philip WeiserColorado Attorney General